Feed Posts

Mayors say they can’t get supplies needed for coronavirus crisis

Mayors say they can’t get supplies needed for coronavirus crisis

Mayors from 213 cities across the country report they do not have, and have no way of acquiring, adequate equipment and supplies to protect first responders amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to a survey released Friday. “The message: cities are going to be central to the nation’s response effort, and federal resources directed to the…MORE

Trump invokes Defense Production Act to require GM to make ventilators

Trump invokes Defense Production Act to require GM to make ventilators

President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act on Friday to require General Motors to produce more ventilators to deal with increased hospitalizations due to the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States. But it’s unclear what practical, immediate effect the order will have. The White House said in a statement on Friday…MORE

Medical schools considering early graduation for students

Medical schools considering early graduation for students

The coronavirus outbreak has been putting immense pressure on medical staff around the United States. To meet the demand for health care providers, medical schools across the country are considering early graduation for their senior medical students. New York University started offering this option on Tuesday, becoming the first medical school to do so. And…MORE

Trump in crisis mode uses Hannity interview to attack the media and Democratic governors

Trump in crisis mode uses Hannity interview to attack the media and Democratic governors

President Trump’s media allies and social media attack dogs are deflecting criticism of the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic by giving viewers and Twitterers other targets of ire. The targets include Democratic governors, presidential candidate Joe Biden and even a key member of Trump’s coronavirus task force, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious…MORE

DACA recipients ask Supreme Court to consider their work in fight against coronavirus

DACA recipients ask Supreme Court to consider their work in fight against coronavirus

Undocumented immigrants who work as health care providers are asking for their efforts fighting the coronavirus to be taken into consideration as the Supreme Court considers the the Trump administration’s bid to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A letter sent to the Supreme Court states approximately 27,000 Dreamers are health care…MORE

How much will I receive from the stimulus bill?

How much will I receive from the stimulus bill?

Congress just passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill to address the growing economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Included are direct payments to many Americans. Individuals are eligible for up to $1,200 and couples would receive up to $2,400 — plus $500 per child. But the payments would start phasing out for individuals with…MORE

Klobuchar opens up about husband’s recovery from coronavirus

Klobuchar opens up about husband’s recovery from coronavirus

Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Friday that her husband has “finally turned the corner” and is recovering back home after being diagnosed and hospitalized with Covid-19. “He’s doing a little better,” the Minnesota Democrat told CNN’s Dana Bash on Friday. Klobuchar revealed earlier this week that her husband, John Bessler, has coronavirus and had been in…MORE

Appeals court blocks administration policy denying bond to asylum seekers

Appeals court blocks administration policy denying bond to asylum seekers

A federal appeals court on Friday blocked a Trump administration policy denying bond hearings to asylum seekers. In a 2-1 decision, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which has repeatedly drawn the ire of President Donald Trump, upheld a lower court ruling blocking the policy. Last April, Attorney General William Barr announced a policy…MORE